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This weather may not be what you typically think of when you think about farmers markets, but this is the season. There are new things coming across the area. And there will soon be a new way to shop at the Quad Cities Food Hub.

It's a Virtual Market. Customers can log on and connect with farmers across the QCA who have items to sell, from cabbage to kale and beyond. You'll be able to see a list of what's available, then shop from specific farmers and have your items delivered to the Food Hub. Farmers will be able to sell their entire crops. Nothing will go to waste.

The Hub's Retail Manager say it's a new concept that will define the food hub -- and a great way to buy fresh and local. Wendy Saathoff tells us, "You can go to the market, shop around and talk, and that's really fascinating. But to pick and choose from a plethora of farmers, that are just literally, probably in your backyard, that's really neat." And she says, it feeds into the idea of strengthening the local food economy on both sides of the river.

The virtual market will be online in a matter of weeks, but you can register now. http://www.localfoodmarketplace.com/QUADCITIES/